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Executive Search and Recruitment

Acre has an unrivalled track record of placing Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing experts who are experienced in driving change. Our global networks and unparalleled expertise are a go-to resource for world-leading organisation.

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Contract and Interim

Our Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing recruitment team can also provide rapid access to highly experienced professionals for contract and interim roles. Whether you need to drive a specific project or cover an extended absence, we’ll help you quickly engage the right specialist.

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Leadership

Development

We empower companies to develop leadership capabilities within their organisations through behavioural assessment and data-driven development solutions such as coaching and training. Our Acre Frameworks methodology supports sustainability teams to perform better and with purpose.

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Meet The Team

What Our Clients Say...

  • Feefo - Catherine

    ​"Catherine was an incredible ally throughout the hiring process. Her expertise and professionalism is only exceed by her incredible commitment to finding the right fit for her clients. If only all recruiters were as great as those at Acre! Thank you for making hiring such a breeze."

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    Trusted Customer

    Feefo
  • Can Manufacturers Institute

    ​"The person that I engaged with at Acre (Catherine Harris) was professional and helpful throughout the entire hiring process. She made sure that I knew what was required of me, answered any questions that I had in a thoughtful and speedy manner, and provided insightful feedback on my approach to interviews and presentations. I tell anyone who needs to find the most qualified sustainability professional that it is worth every penny to hire Acre to help them find the perfect person. Both the people hiring and people applying will be impressed with the high level of customer service that Acre provides."

    Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)

    Scott Breen

    Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)

Featured Content

  • The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!

    The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Market Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

    Our aim is for the results to divulge details on diversity, budgets and team sizes as well as drawing comparisons across the previous surveys.

    The CR and Sustainability Market Survey is now closed!
  • Take a Tour of our Global Impact

    Ingrained in Acre’s DNA is a strong sense of purpose – we aspire to catalyse social and environmental improvements though our activities.

    In 2020 we celebrate the opening of our Amsterdam office, augmenting our existing presence in London and New York. An enhanced presence in Europe represents an opportunity to increase our global impact. 

    Take a Tour of our Global Impact

Service Overview

Ethical Trade Recruitment | Responsible Sourcing Recruitment Overview

Acre has operated in the field of Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing Recruitment for over 16 years.

Over this period, we have seen the job function evolve dramatically, moving from being primarily a philanthropic and marketing-led discipline, to one which is integrated commercially into the heart of businesses and used as a lever to generate revenue, mitigate risk and create efficiencies. We have seen the need for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing Recruitment Service recruitment professionals grow alongside this, building an extensive database of experienced professionals who focus specifically on reporting.

What Skills and Competencies are required?

We have seen the competencies required for corporate social responsibility professionals develop over time. The modern senior sustainability practitioner is likely to be a change manager, a visionary thinker and a highly inclusive operator. They tend to have capabilities to plan and develop strategy and to measure and report impact. Acre are working in partnership with our in house leadership development tool, Acre Frameworks, to develop a useful competency frameworks to support practitioners in their careers.

Acre surveys the corporate social responsibility and sustainability marketplace every two years in its CR/S Salary Survey which has helped to unravel its evolution for the past 10 years. This includes salary data but much more.

Who do we work with?

We work with clients across all industry sectors, with a strong focus on partnering with companies with complex supply chains (for instance retailers and consumer goods companies) and clients with particular risks (for instance manufacturing and extractives). We also undertake a good deal of work with the financial industry particularly in relation to responsible investment and ESG projects.

Issues of sustainability span international borders and we operate globally supporting our clients in countries in which they manufacture (for instance Bangladesh, Turkey and China) as well as at corporate HQs often in Europe, North America and Asia. We have built up unrivalled access to candidates around the globe.

The Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability roles we recruit for are in disciplines such as:

Our Services:

We work on permanent recruitment assignments as well as contract and interim assignments. We can also support our clients with consultancy assignments by introducing you to a group of best-in-class sustainability interim consultants and freelancers. Acre also has expertise in delivering executive search projects globally.

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Get in touch today to discuss our Corporate Responsibility Recruitment and Sustainability Recruitment services.